With the recent and somewhat controversial announcement that Bruno Sammartino had accepted an invitation to be included in the WWE Hall of Fame, the WWE seems to be on the road to being accepted as a legitimate Hall of Fame. Many feel Sammartino sold out to Vince McMahon and the WWE and became something Sammartino said he hated most, a hypocrite. Even with Sammartino acquiescing and being inducted in the place he made famous, Madison Square Garden, there are still a number of workers who deserve to be honored and as of yet have not.
For many Halls of Fame there is no real rhyme or reason for why they are to be included and the WWE seems to follow no formula other than choosing which wrestlers will make the most money and headlines or who WWE CEO Vince McMahon would like to include. All lists of this sort, especially one where a particular wrestler is recognized, are relative especially when any number of criteria can be used to make the selection.
This list of wrestlers have, historically, meant something if not to the WWE but to professional wrestling in general with some paving the way for the SuperStars of today.
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